Vasa Vasa

Italy

12’, 2017

DIRECTED BY

Alessia Scarso

PRODUCED BY

Alessia Scarso

SCRIPTWRITER

Alessia Scarso

CINEMATOGRAPHER

Alessia Scarso

EDITED BY

Alessia Scarso

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In the town of Modica, in Sicily, the Easter celebrations unfold from the perspective of the Madonna who was a helpless bystander at her Son’s Passion. A series of visual exchanges, tears and prayers. The ritual of the clothing of the Madonna takes place, hidden from public view, in the darkened church and conveys anultimate sence of bereavement. The opening and removal of the black cloak symbolizes the return of life’s emotions from the shadow of Death as Mary bestows a kiss on her Risen Son. Twelve minutes of intense suffering, keening and devotion. Twelve recalls the twelfth hour in which Mary witnessed her Son’s triumph over darkness. So then she abandons her cloak of mourning to greet the gathered crowd of the faithful robed in brilliant blue.